Research and Innovation Manager

Company profile

PHIX is a packaging foundry for photonic ICs (PICs) and we aim to become world leader in packaging and assembly of Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). We supply customized PIC based components and modules to OEM customers and system integrators in scalable production volumes.

We believe that early involvement is critical to come to the best results and therefore PHIX is also offering engineering support in the product design phase to ensure the manufacturability of the PIC based modules. PHIX is a start-up company and started operations in July 2018. Further information on our website

Job description

As Research and Innovation Manager you are responsible for defining, planning and managing our Research and Innovation activities which support our technology roadmap. This includes the coordination of the activities which are carried out in research projects in consortia with universities and other companies.

You will report to the COO and your main tasks and responsibilities are: 

  • Act as the point of contact for PHIX for participation in projects with research consortia
  • Contribute to project proposals by writing specific PHIX related content
  • Manage the total research project portfolio
  • Act as project manager for some of the research projects
  • Contribute to the technical roadmap of PHIX together with the engineering and management teams


Professional requirements

  • MSc. or PhD degree in a relevant technical direction
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a photonics research or development environment
  • Experience in managing projects
  • Practical and pragmatic approach
  • Capable of working independently
  • Good personal organization and good reporting and documentation skills


  • Fluency in English
  • Dutch or willing to learn to speak Dutch

 What we offer you

  • A position in the new area of photonic IC packaging, a vibrant area with many exciting challenges and developments.
  • An opportunity to develop PHIX, together with us, into a market leader in an entrepreneurial, dynamic environment.
  • A talented and diverse group of passionate people working in an open culture.
  • A challenging position with plenty of room for own initiatives and professional development.
  • A competitive set of employment terms.

Are you interested?

Please send your motivation letter and resume to: Petra Rodriguez (

Acquisition as a result of this advertisement is not appreciated.